(George, WA) – The City of George has contracted the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to provide police services for their community.
According to the contract, which started April 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014, the city will pay $29,923 for deputies’ overtime wages for a total of 607 hours of provided services.
“The Sheriff’s Office protects George year-round as part of our normal patrol duties, and this contract allows us to commit a deputy specifically to the City of George for about 11 hours each week,” said Sheriff Tom Jones.
“After speaking with citizens who attended our recent sheriff’s office town hall meeting, it was clear we could partner with the City of George to provide better services to the community,” said Jones. “As with all of our communities, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office has a vested interest in the town and the citizens of George, and I thank Mayor Elliott Kooy, the George City Council and the citizens of George for the confidence they have in the Sheriff’s Office.”